I am always short of work snacks. Which is not to imply that I'm not taking plenty of them to work. But I eat them all by midday*. Couple my all-consuming consumption, and our frugal budget, and I got home from work tonight (Monday night) resolved to bake some sweet, wholesome, filling, slightly nutritious biscuits to fill the gaping few hours in the afternoon that I am without snacks. These are eating-for-cheap biscuits. And you can make them between getting home and dinner if you're on top of your game.
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 150g butter
- 1 egg
- vanilla essence
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup chocolate chips, chopped
Follow the unwavering template of biscuit making. Heat the oven to 160 degrees.
Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla with a hand mixer. Add the egg and beat through. Add the flour and repeat until mixed.
Spoon into balls and place on baking sheet-lined trays. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool.
*This mad hunger and incessant eating is easily the big winner of pregnancy thus far. That and the impending baby, of course. Oh, but the eating! The shame-free adolescent-style cramming! I'm into it.